Category Archives: Wildlife

Noticing Insects

There was a very slight tickle on the skin about an inch above my wristwatch. I glanced at the left arm and noticed the mosquito dining on my lifeblood. I studied the little creature for a few moments then flicked … Continue reading

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Cheery

The half-mature squirrel leap-frogged across a patch of the yard yesterday as it grazed for food. Her nonchalant manner of leaping, grasping a morsel, sitting on her hindquarters, and consuming the food increased my happy mood yesterday. The little rodent … Continue reading

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Mysterious

I have not seen “Orange” the cat for several weeks, but there is another stray that has been investigating me since mid-April. The new cat is a white short-hair that reminds me of the Internet meme cat, “Smudge”. He prances … Continue reading

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Herding Cats

I had the feeling that I was being stalked while sweeping the walks and driveway yesterday. I didn’t feel creeped out because there are no dangerous criminals at large nor do we usually have any dangerous animals aside from a … Continue reading

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By Candlelight

The electricity stopped flowing into the neighborhood for awhile last night.  The house was dark along with the other houses, buildings, and the streetlights. I could have grabbed one of my flashlights for illumination, but I didn’t. I set aside … Continue reading

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Feeling Ambivalent

A large, grey-brown spider distracted me from reading yesterday afternoon after her downward movement appeared in my peripheral vision. I immediately wondered why a basement spider was building a web in the living room. In all the years spent in … Continue reading

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Squirrel Appreciation

One of the benefits of having a yard full of trees is that there is always free entertainment from squirrels. The little creatures are the clowns of the rodent family. It’s hard to feel sad when one is watching squirrels. … Continue reading

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